Emmanuel Boutillon was born in Chatou, France in 1966. He received the Engineering Diploma from the Telecom Paris Tech, Paris, France in 1990. In 1991, he worked as an assistant professor in the Ecole Multinationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Africa (Dakar). In 1992, he joined Telecom Paris Tech as a research engineer where he conducted research in the field of VLSI for digital communications. He obtained his Ph.D in 1995. In 1998, he spent a sabbatical year at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In 2000, he moved to the University of Bretagne Sud as a professor. He headed the LESTER lab from 2005 up to end of 2007 and the CACS department between 2008 up to 2015. In 2011, he had a sabbatical year at INICTEL-UNI, Lima (Peru). He is currently the scientific adviser of the lab-STICC.
His research interests are on the interactions between algorithm and architecture in the field of wireless communications and high speed signal processing. In particular, he works on Turbo Codes and LDPC decoders.